A self help group at the Avadi municipality have started to manufacture cloth bags.The cloth is purchased from wholesale merchants. The bags come in three different sizes.There are also multicolor bags with cartoon figures to attract kids.
A lot of women find these bags useful to shop for groceries and other household goods.There is another such unit in Kuthambakkam village where paper products are being manufactured since 2013. They manufacture dustbins and paper bags. District Collector E.Sundaravalli has taken initiative to train people to produce paper bags and other paper products.